Discounted fuel prices, vital management information, the ability to pay for extra services such as tolls and overnight accommodation – fuel cards already play an important part in many operators’ businesses. But there are also now hopes that the cards could be instrumental in expanding the use of alternative fuels as the pressure to decarbonise mounts, writes Simon Jack. Some believe that as the infrastructure grows for supplying liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), biofuels and electric charging, […]
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is preparing it’s strongest argument yet as to why the government should stop raising fuel duty and actually lower it instead. An economic modelling study, funded by FFUK backer RHA, has been carried out by the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, and is predicted to reveal further duty rises will be “devastating for the economy”. “We have issued an invitation to the Treasury to sit down with us and go through the findings of this research,” […]
The freeze in fuel duty until the end of the current parliament will deliver “significant benefits to the British freight industry” according to the MD of one of the UK’s largest haulage firms.
With fuel being up to and in some cases over 30% of operating costs, for hauliers getting the most out of every litre bought is crucial. MT met with Shell at the Shell Eco-marathon recently to hear how they believe a holistic approach can make the difference.